Recorded in February 1928 in Ashland, Kentucky. It is claimed that this tune is based on an event involving a black trusty incarcerated in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It appears that he was to be the guinea pig in a test concerning the smelling reliability of a new pack of bloodhounds. The trusty, however, used a barrell to outwit the hounds and escaped to parts unknown.
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